Lemon Myrtle is a wonderful mood lifter and is a calming oil.  It is the most antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal of al the native Australian Essential oils including Tea Tree.  Lemon Myrtle has also been reported to be effective to treat cold sores, warts, molluscum contagiosum and colds, flus and chest congestion - read on to find out how to use it. 

 

Why does it smell more lemony than lemon?

Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from lemon peel and is actually less “lemony” than many other oils because it contains only 3–10% of citral, the best known of the lemon scent components. Lemon myrtle, by contrast, contains 95% citral. 

Lemon Myrtle’s extraordinarily high level of citral should make it a powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal agent. It is very good to add a few drops to the diffuser just to generally clear the air in our house. 

 

What are the benefits of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil?

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is well known for it's cleansing and purifying activity.  The complex combination of  Myrtle and Lemon characteristics makes this essential oil a great choice for any anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal blends.  In Aromatherapy Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is used for it's anti-microbial benefits which are tempered by its Myrtle like behavior making it less stimulating than the other anti-microbial essential oils. Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is also a great alternative when you need to avoid the photo sensitizing effect of regular Lemon pressed essential oil. 


How do you use Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil?

Directly inhale or add to a room diffuser. This method is especially good to treat cases of the cold, flu and bronchitis, it is also particularly good to help purify the air in a room.

To reduce acne spots, use sparingly, but put a drop on the end of a cotton bid and apply to the acne.

Dilute the essential oil with carrier oil (1 part essential oil to 10 parts carrier oil), then apply several drops on the chest to east congestion.

Combine with Bergamot to treat cold sores and other viral infections.

Lemon Myrtle can also be used as a dietary supplement but always dilute in coconut or vegetable oil first.  When used in cooking, it is very strong so only add a drop or two.

 

Other information about Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Colour: Pale yellow

Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Scent: Extremely lemony and crisp

Note: Top

Blends well with: Bergamot, palmarosa, geranium, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus and thyme

 

100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Organic Essential Oil

Backhousia Citradora

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Country of Origin: Australia

Plant Part: Leaves